scratchDC is Closing

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that scratchDC will cease dinner kit delivery operations on September 22nd, 2016 in order to focus on our other recently launched ventures, TinyGrocery and TasteLab.  

The past four years have been a remarkable adventure for me and my team. With very little cooking experience, we set out to make making dinner easier and more delicious for home chefs like ourselves.  With you, we grew from renting space in a tiny bar kitchen to opening our very own commercial facility that we now get to share with over forty incredible food companies. 

Over four years we helped thousands of Washingtonians cook smarter. We connected our customers with local farms to help them understand how great ingredients really make a difference. We employed dozens of our talented neighbors who planned, prepped, packed, marketed and delivered these little bundles of joy to your doorsteps. 

But while this might be the end of scratchDC, it is just the beginning of what we want to accomplish in the food industry. We will now be shifting our focus to the rapid growth of our ready-to-eat foods company, TinyGrocery, and incubating the amazing companies working from TasteLab.

It is crazy to think that all of these wonderful opportunities came from a single frustrating trip to the grocery store and we eagerly await the next twist that sits around the bend.

I want to thank each and every client for their feedback, support and loyalty. I want to thank my current and former staff for their drive, commitment and passion. I want to thank my family for their love, support and constant motivation. It takes a city to build a company and there is no better place to make something special than Washington, DC. 

So while this is the end of a chapter, we have never been more excited to turn the page. We will continue to build a better food system one bite at a time and do everything we can to be sure that each bite is more delicious than the last. 

Thank you for sharing your kitchens, dinner tables, taste buds and tummies, and as always:

Love and happy cooking!

Ryan Hansan
Founder and CEO, scratchDC
ryan@scratchDC.com

download the full press release here

(the OG scratchDC team, circa 2013)